In the early 70s, loungewear in the form of caftans and luxurious pajama sets became important for entertaining at home. As women's wardrobes became more casual overall, eveningwear was not unaffected. Today, loungewear to be worn for hostessing from 1971, all by Giorgio di Sant'Angelo. You may be surprised at the prices of these garments, expecially considering they are all made from synthetic fabrics.
Above: Pants suit in turquoise silky polyester. Sold for $165 in 1971 (about $920 in today's dollar.)
Asian inspired pajama set in bright cherry red satin of acetate and nylon. A matching chiffon sash trails to the floor from the waist. Sold for $225 in 1971 (about $1,255 in today's dollar.)
This time Sant'Angelo uses a beautiful acetate satin floral print for this Asian pajama set. The top is accented in apricot satin and apricot chiffon shirt sleeves billow out from under the jacket. Sold for $350 in 1971 (about $1,952 in today's dollar.)
This scarlet caftan in brocade and chiffon has billowing sleeves and a slit at the front of the skirt. Of acetate and rayon. Sold for $295 in 1971 (about $1,646 in today's dollar.)